In Presto!

Book - 2013
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The world's greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar in swinging Paris by the nome d'arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But it's not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief discovers that an international criminal organization wants Bandette dead! This beautiful hardcover includes the first arc, tales of Bandette's street urchin helpers by guest artists, an original illustrated story, and more!
Publisher: Milwaukie, Oregon : Dark Horse Books, c2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616552794
Branch Call Number: Graphic Novel Tob
Characteristics: 142 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Coover, Colleen
Alternative Title: Presto!


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Beatricksy Jun 25, 2017

It's simple, it's campy, it's cute, it's....not got a lot of substance to it whatsoever, but hey, it's light hearted (mostly) and that's okay. Not everything needs weight. The art is easily the best part of it: so pretty. Bandette is basically the same character as Squirrel Girl, so if you're into spunky, silly, and adorable, this one's for you. Intended for teens and adults.

JCLCourtneyS Mar 01, 2017

Bandette is cheeky and feisty and improbable and a lot of fun. I love how she and her rivals enthusiastically occupy the gray areas between good and bad, and also between friend and ally. And who can argue with a girl who loves candy bars?

ArapahoeBridget Oct 27, 2016

Bandette is a feisty and clever character, and the retro feel to this book's art is fantastic. If you'd like an adventure, a caper, a plot, or a heist, with lots of heart and plenty of humor this would be a great choice!

Dec 02, 2015

I got this for my almost 7 y/0. And was shocked to see a comic-scene not appropriate for kids. I wouldn't recommend this book for younger than teenagers.

JCLChrisK Oct 15, 2014

I know some people who would really love this, a celebration of carefree fun in the form of a teenage master thief. Unfortunately, it isn't quite my style, so I can appreciate it but wasn't crazy about it. But for those who enjoy a heroine who never worries, a tone lacking in irony, a romantic sense of adventure, and earnestly playful dialogue, this is sure to be a hit.


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Mark_Daly Jun 21, 2016

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Dec 02, 2015

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Mark_Daly Jun 21, 2016

Sexual Content: A couple in flagrante; glimpses of Paris's seamy nightlife.


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